Boot sequence hangs...

June 13th, 2008 - 11:11 am ET by Hines86 | Report spam
I am running SBS 2003 sp2 on a Dell Poweredge 830 server. When I boot the
server, I see the following:

BIOS Installed Successfully

IPMI Server Management Config Utility 1.1

Baseboard Mgmt Controller Revision 1.47
Press <Ctrl-E> for BMC Setup with 5 secs...
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to open the setup utility

At this point I have to press the F1 key to continue the startup. This means
I can't reboot the server remotely because I have to physically press the F1
key. Does anybody know what process is running here that causes the sequence
to await the F1 input?
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#1 Dave Nickason [SBS MVP]
June 13th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ET | Report spam
I'm assuming you've booted this more than once, so you know it's not a
one-time thing? It seems like something has changed on the system, and it
wants you to confirm the change in the BIOS. But usually if you F1 past
that once, it won't prompt you again. I've seen this when adding RAM, and
sometimes when adding an internal card like an eSATA controller.

If it's happening on every boot, I'd press F2 to open the setup utility.
I'd give a quick look at the settings to make sure everything looks as
expected, save and exit. If the system continues to pause at this point on
every boot after that, I'd give Dell server support a call and see what they
say.

I run SBS on an 830 at home but I'm at the office. I can reboot it in the
morning to see if I see anything helpful - please post back if you don't get
good results from the above.



"Hines86" wrote in message
news:
I am running SBS 2003 sp2 on a Dell Poweredge 830 server. When I boot the
server, I see the following:

BIOS Installed Successfully

IPMI Server Management Config Utility 1.1

Baseboard Mgmt Controller Revision 1.47
Press <Ctrl-E> for BMC Setup with 5 secs...
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to open the setup utility

At this point I have to press the F1 key to continue the startup. This
means
I can't reboot the server remotely because I have to physically press the
F1
key. Does anybody know what process is running here that causes the
sequence
to await the F1 input?


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#2 SuperGumby [SBS MVP]
June 13th, 2008 - 06:44 pm ET | Report spam
most BIOSs will timeout the 'hit F1', possibly a setting in the BIOS.

Won't they? (IME, YMMV, patience please. Yes, I have hit BIOS that doesn't.)

"Dave Nickason [SBS MVP]" wrote in message
news:
I'm assuming you've booted this more than once, so you know it's not a
one-time thing? It seems like something has changed on the system, and it
wants you to confirm the change in the BIOS. But usually if you F1 past
that once, it won't prompt you again. I've seen this when adding RAM, and
sometimes when adding an internal card like an eSATA controller.

If it's happening on every boot, I'd press F2 to open the setup utility.
I'd give a quick look at the settings to make sure everything looks as
expected, save and exit. If the system continues to pause at this point
on every boot after that, I'd give Dell server support a call and see what
they say.

I run SBS on an 830 at home but I'm at the office. I can reboot it in the
morning to see if I see anything helpful - please post back if you don't
get good results from the above.



"Hines86" wrote in message
news:
I am running SBS 2003 sp2 on a Dell Poweredge 830 server. When I boot the
server, I see the following:

BIOS Installed Successfully

IPMI Server Management Config Utility 1.1

Baseboard Mgmt Controller Revision 1.47
Press <Ctrl-E> for BMC Setup with 5 secs...
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to open the setup utility

At this point I have to press the F1 key to continue the startup. This
means
I can't reboot the server remotely because I have to physically press the
F1
key. Does anybody know what process is running here that causes the
sequence
to await the F1 input?





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#3 v-gzwang
June 16th, 2008 - 03:47 am ET | Report spam
Hello,

Thank you for your post and thanks for all the helps.
My name is Gary Wang, and it is my pleasure to work with you on this issue!
Please allow me to confirm that my understandings are correct. As I
understand it, the issue is:

You met the following error when boot server:

BIOS Installed Successfully

IPMI Server Management Config Utility 1.1

Baseboard Mgmt Controller Revision 1.47
Press <Ctrl-E> for BMC Setup with 5 secs...
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to open the setup utility


If I have misunderstood your concerns please feel free to let me know.

Suggestion :
=I agree with Dave and SuperGumby, this issue can occur when server is not
rebooted in normal way. It may be related to the BIOS settings of your
server. I would like to suggest that you check the MVP's suggestion at
first. And if problem persists, please contact Dell's support for more
information.

Also, if you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate
to let me know. I am happy to help. :-)

Thank you for your time and cooperation!

Best regards,

Gary Wang(MSFT)
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| most BIOSs will timeout the 'hit F1', possibly a setting in the BIOS.
|
| Won't they? (IME, YMMV, patience please. Yes, I have hit BIOS that
doesn't.)
|
| "Dave Nickason [SBS MVP]" wrote in
message
| news:
| > I'm assuming you've booted this more than once, so you know it's not a
| > one-time thing? It seems like something has changed on the system, and
it
| > wants you to confirm the change in the BIOS. But usually if you F1
past
| > that once, it won't prompt you again. I've seen this when adding RAM,
and
| > sometimes when adding an internal card like an eSATA controller.
| >
| > If it's happening on every boot, I'd press F2 to open the setup
utility.
| > I'd give a quick look at the settings to make sure everything looks as
| > expected, save and exit. If the system continues to pause at this
point
| > on every boot after that, I'd give Dell server support a call and see
what
| > they say.
| >
| > I run SBS on an 830 at home but I'm at the office. I can reboot it in
the
| > morning to see if I see anything helpful - please post back if you
don't
| > get good results from the above.
| >
| >
| >
| > "Hines86" wrote in message
| > news:
| >>I am running SBS 2003 sp2 on a Dell Poweredge 830 server. When I boot
the
| >> server, I see the following:
| >>
| >> BIOS Installed Successfully
| >>
| >> IPMI Server Management Config Utility 1.1
| >>
| >> Baseboard Mgmt Controller Revision 1.47
| >> Press <Ctrl-E> for BMC Setup with 5 secs...
| >> Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to open the setup utility
| >>
| >> At this point I have to press the F1 key to continue the startup. This
| >> means
| >> I can't reboot the server remotely because I have to physically press
the
| >> F1
| >> key. Does anybody know what process is running here that causes the
| >> sequence
| >> to await the F1 input?
| >
|
|
|
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